The City Council, by ordinance, shall order all elections and set the date, polling place, hours, and any other necessary details. Notice of elections shall be published in the official newspaper of the City not less than thirty days before each regular election and not less than ten days prior to any run-off election.
Elections shall be held in compliance with the State Election Code, this Charter, and City ordinance.
Any qualified voter of the City who meets the qualifications of a mayoral candidate (Section 3.02) or a city council candidate (Section 4.02) may have his or her name printed upon the official ballot for a particular office at any election by:
(a) Filing his or her sworn application with the City Secretary at least seventy-eight days prior to the election.
(b) Simultaneously with the application, a candidate shall file a petition signed by 150 qualified voters residing in the City and endorsing the candidate or provide a cash filing fee of $150.
The names of all candidates for the office of Mayor or Council-member (except such as may have withdrawn, died, or become ineligible) shall be printed on the official ballot without political party designations. The order of the names of candidates for places on the ballot shall be determined by lot.
The regular, run-off, or special election of a Mayor and/or Council-member shall be by majority vote of the qualified voters voting at such election.